Vulnerability Note VU#545446

Apple Mac OS X CoreFoundation contains a buffer overflow vulnerability

Original Release date: 09 Sep 2004 | Last revised: 29 Sep 2004

Overview

There is a vulnerability in the Mac OS X CoreFoundation framework that could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

The Core Foundation framework (CoreFoundation.framework) is designed to allow code and data sharing between frameworks, libraries, and applications in different environments and layers. There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the way CoreFoundation processes a certain environment variable. By specifying a specially crafted value for this variable, an authenticated, local attacker could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the vulnerable process.

Impact

An authenticated, local attacker could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the vulnerable process.

Solution

Apple has released a patch to address this vulnerability. For further details, please see the Apple Security Advisory (Security Update 2004-09-07).

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer Inc.Affected-09 Sep 2004
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Apple.

This document was written by Damon Morda based on information provided by Apple.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0822
  • Date Public: 08 Sep 2004
  • Date First Published: 09 Sep 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 29 Sep 2004
  • Severity Metric: 9.62
  • Document Revision: 18

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